Oh no! Another escalator mishap has occurred.
On Sunday (5th March), a female shopper’s leg was severed at the calf in an escalator incident at Sunway Pyramid shopping mall.
Andrine Yoon took to Facebook to share the incident. According to her caption, the metal piece on the side of the escalator suddenly popped out while the shopper was riding on it. In a photo, the victim is seen bleeding heavily, with a piece flesh hanging off of her calf. As at time of writing, the post has been shared over 26,000 times.
In a Facebook statement, the mall’s management said:
Today at around 4pm, a shopper was injured as a result of an escalator incident. The shopper is being given medical treatment. We are currently investigating the situation and will update on any findings as soon as we get confirmed details.”
The Star noted that the victim was sent for treatment at a nearby hospital and no one else was hurt in the incident. Sunway Pyramid will be covering her medical expenses.
“We are still unsure how this had happened as it would usually take some form of abuse for the metal to come off like that,” said the mall’s marketing communications assistant manager when contacted by the newspaper.
We truly hope that the victim will fully recover as soon as possible.
If you ask us, we’ll be taking the elevator from now on.